Healthy News May 2020

Continued Baton Rouge  chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.

WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!

Patients often ask how long they have to visit for chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Ultimately, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Baton Rouge chiropractor. For others, when the pain is gone, they are gone. The patients decide for themselves. And when there is no pain, it makes sense to stop care. Only there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped the number of days with pain in acute episodes and improved the length of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not often cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It won’t just go away. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Baton Rouge back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Spine & Sports Rehab Center is the Baton Rouge chiropractic care partner to see!

Baton Rouge  exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific Low Back Pain

A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with variable low, moderate and high intensity exercise during the week helped patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By improving pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year prior to back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is here to do this with you!

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they present the conservative approach to dealing with Baton Rouge back pain.

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Arrange your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now with Spine & Sports Rehab Center for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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